Malta is ideally located at the centre of the Mediterranean, a few miles off one of the busiest global shipping lanes. Indeed, Malta boasts one of the largest merchant ship registers with a solid reputation as a flag of quality.

The sector is bolstered by a strong infrastructural base, hosting the third largest transshipment hub in the Mediterranean (Malta Freeport) as well as a vibrant commercial harbor which hosts further cargo operations, ship repair facilities and a cruise liner terminal. Potential for further development remains, especially in the areas of luxury yacht repair and refurbishment.